Privacy Illusions

As the world is abuz with discussion of AOL’s boneheaded release of identifiable customer searches (see here for an example of what can be found) here’s an only tangentially relevant animated cartoon about government eavesdropping. Whether you should be more worried about public or private snooping is a very tough question. And ultimately maybe not a meaningful one, as the government can buy or demand private records…

I was interviewed my NPR’s Marketplace about the AOL fiasco this morning, so you may find me on your radio somewhere. [Update: they used a small soundbite.]

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